Many celebrities and influencers try to be as good at talking about the roller coaster of parenting as Chrissy Teigen is, but we doubt any will succeed. We think that’s partly because the model, cookbook author, and TV host had years of honing her sharp, witty voice and her tolerance for exposure before having babies. But it’s also because Chrissy Teigen, who turns 35 today, is just one of a kind. That’s why we’re taking this moment to celebrate some of Teigen’s best quotes about being a mom.
Whether she’s posting to Twitter or Instagram about 4-year-old Luna and 2-year-old Miles, or she’s pouring her heart out on Medium about her pregnancy loss, Teigen nails the experiences of so many mothers with her words and pictures. And when she sits down for interviews, she opens up even more about the sacrifices and joys of raising children.
In the years since Teigen and husband John Legend welcomed Luna into the world, we’ve been treated to a whole lot of cuteness. The girl Teigen calls her “empathetic mini” is imaginative, sweet, and opinionated. While Teigen says little brother Miles is a wild handful, we’ve gotten a whole lot of heart-melting content from him too.
Meanwhile, Teigen has never held back about what motherhood has cost her. She suffered from postpartum depression and anxiety with Luna, she underwent IVF treatments to conceive both children, and Miles was only a little over 4 lbs when he was born three weeks early. Teigen struggled with what her swimsuit model body looked like after kids and shared her insecurities in public. Then she shared how she got over them. She’s talked about how exhausted and depleted raising two children makes her.
She clearly thinks they’re worth the sacrifice. And Teigen was willing to give so much more to bring son Jack into the world before he passed away this fall about 20 weeks into her pregnancy. Her openness after his death, like her openness with everything else, has helped other parents realize they’re not alone.
“I knew I needed to know of this moment forever, the same way I needed to remember us kissing at the end of the aisle, the same way I needed to remember our tears of joy after Luna and Miles. And I absolutely knew I needed to share this story,” Teigen wrote in Medium of the intimate photos of herself at the hospital she shared.
We are so grateful for all that Teigen shares. Here are just some of our favorite of her mom quotes.